Rules for hotels in Chitwan issued

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Ratnanagar

Jun 15, 2015-

A new code of conduct aimed at curbing various anomalies and aberrations in the hospitality sector has come into effect in Chitwan as of Monday.

Entitled Hotel, Lodge and Restaurant Code of Conduct 2072, it was devised by the Hotel Entrepreneurs’ Association, Chitwan together with the Community Service Centre, Narayanghat.

According to the new regulation, hotels in the district will not be allowed to sell alcoholic beverages after 10 pm while hotels operating at night can provide food to travellers at any time. Similarly, hotels will not be allowed to employ persons below 16 years of age.

The new code of conduct also states that hotels in the district will not be allowed to provide closed cabin facility. If a cabin restaurant is to operate, hoteliers will have to install a transparent door or curtain.

Additionally, any hotel that causes inconvenience to locals by creating noise till late at night or is found to be running illegal activities will face legal action if locals file a complaint, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rajan Adhikari.

According to the chief district officer of Chitwan, Man Bahadur BK, the new code of conduct will be strictly enforced by the police and the District Administration Office.

Sauraha, a tourist spot in the district, contains some 100 hotels which can accommodate as many as 2,500 persons daily.

The Hoteliers’ Association had issued a code of conduct in July 2007. Since it wasn’t very effective, a new code of conduct has been formulated, said Lal Bahadur Bhatta, president of the Restaurant and Bar Association of Nepal (Reban), Sauraha Chapter.

Published: 16-06-2015 08:25

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